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Bergenia cordifolia 'Winter Glow' (Winterglut) - Pig's Squeak (photo credit: Growing Colors)

Groundcovers

Bergenia cordifolia (Winterglut) 'Winter Glow'

Pig Squeak

Bergenia cordifolia 'Winter Glow' or 'Winterglut' is a clump-forming perennial that features large, leathery, glossy, dark-green, heart-shaped leaves. Leaves typically form a thick, slowly-spreading clump of foliage to 12" tall. ‘Winterglut’ is noted for its reddish fall and winter foliage color and for its magenta-red flowers that appear in panicles within or above the foliage atop stout stalks to 16” tall in April.  

Pig Squeak Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil in part shade to full shade. Tolerant of a wide range of soils, but prefers moist, humusy ones. Remove all damaged foliage in late winter to early spring. Prompt remove spent flowering stems.

Height:

12-18 in

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Spread:

12-18 in

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Hardiness Zone:

4 - 8

Characteristics & Attributes for Bergenia cordifolia (Winterglut) 'Winter Glow'

Exposure
Partial Shade
Shade
Soil Moisture Preference
Dry
Average
Moist
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Spring
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Fall
Growth Habit
Spreading
Attributes
Great Foliage
Border or Bed
Mass Planting
Container
Drought Tolerant
Edging
Ground Cover
Great Companion Plants for Bergenia cordifolia (Winterglut) 'Winter Glow'
Autumn Fern Autumn Fern (Fern, Dryopteris erythrosora 'Brilliance')
Sedge Sedge (Carex oshimensis 'Evergold')
Plantain Lily Plantain Lily (Hosta 'Rainforest Sunrise')
Japanese Painted Fern Japanese Painted Fern (Fern, Athyrium niponicum 'Pictum')